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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic pain is a lot more common than you think, it affects women of all ages and its cause may be due to previous trauma, muscle tightness, pregnancy, weak bladder, inflammation, injury, and even conditions like ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, ruptured ovarian cysts, and urinary tract infections among others. However, there seems to be a lack of information regarding pelvic floor diseases, and most patients who come with pelvic pain are dismissed for being overly sensitive or just having anxieties. Even most doctors do not think that pelvic pain is worth their time as it is often ascribed to other conditions that may or may not be related at all. So that many women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain do so on their own, often disconnected with that part of their body and at a loss for any treatment or remedy.

The pelvic floor is made up of different muscles and it often suffered injuries or trauma that made it become inflamed or sore and hence is the cause of the pain. Most women have learned to live with the pain, not knowing that pelvic floor therapy can be an effective treatment option so that they would not have to live with the pain all the time. Even among women, pelvic pain is not talked about, and hence it is not openly discussed and women who have pelvic pain do so thinking that they are all alone and that they are different. The truth is, it is indeed very common among women of childbearing age and there are available treatment options other than surgery, you just need to be open to other methods and focus on the goal of wanting to be better and making the most out of life.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is the main treatment prescribed for those with chronic pelvic pain, it is a form of physical therapy that only licensed physical therapists can perform. It involves a series of pelvic examinations and at least an 8-week course of physical therapy. It is a very intimate process and the therapist and patient need to have a trusting relationship for this to work. However, most of those who suffer from chronic pelvic pain will most likely submit to pelvic floor therapy just to get better and be able to manage their pelvic pain. Most women who experience pelvic pain daily do so without even knowing how they developed the pain and why they are unable to find the right treatment that will work for them.

It is the responsibility of the physical therapist to discuss and explain to the patient what the pelvic floor is and where it is located and what are the possible causes of the pain. Then the therapist will conduct a physical pelvic exam when the patient is ready and from then on, the therapist will be able to identify the cause of the pain and how it can be managed effectively. Several treatment options like medication, physical therapy, and even surgery are presented to the patient, and she will have to decide which one will be in her best interest. Pelvic floor therapy had been found to alleviate the intensity of pain that the patient experiences and that if they come back consistently for their physical therapy sessions, then there is hope for them to get better. Pelvic floor therapy cannot be performed by those who do not know the intricate pelvic floor of the body and without the proper training and certification.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

How Effective is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy together with oral medication can be an effective treatment option for those who suffer from chronic pelvic pain. The procedure involves putting pressure on the pelvic muscles and relaxing them so that at the end of the day, the patient will feel better. More often than not, patients who have long suffered from pelvic pain will come into therapy while they have been overly medicated by their physicians and not even know why they have to drink several medicines. For sure, drinking pain relievers will help lessen the pain, but its relief is temporary and it will not bring about a significant improvement in the life of the patient.

Pelvic floor therapy over the years has shown that it can safely manage chronic pelvic pain and not have to run the risk of becoming addicted to pain relievers. Patients must be willing to subject themselves to the pelvic floor therapy option as it can be embarrassing and discomforting to others. Only registered physical therapists can safely perform pelvic floor therapy and they also need to be always abreast of the developments in their profession.

Where to get Pelvic Floor Therapy?

If you have been suffering from chronic pain in your pelvic area, then it could be caused by several factors, some are physical and the others can be psychological or mental and for this, the right kind of health care facility should be sought out. To receive the safest pelvic floor therapy, one has to go to a reputable clinic that is locally based, so you can easily visit them for your physical therapy sessions. This type of clinic will only employ physical therapists, nurses, and doctors who are licensed and have received numerous pieces of training. Moreover, you need to find a pelvic pain clinic that has a strong community partnership as they can give back to those who are in need as the condition is far worse than it can ever look like.

If you are not so open about sharing your experiences with your pelvic pain with others, then you need to find a clinic that is off-the-beaten-path and one that provides confidentiality for all their patients. You can also try searching on the internet using your web browser to find you any physical therapist or clinic in the area that are known for their discreetness and who will not share with others those you have confided in them or the ones that are included in your file.


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